Bonnie Scotland comes to Upper Hutt

Last updated 15:45 10/11/2012

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Highland dancing, drumming and swordplay were all features of the Upper Hutt Highland Gathering today.

Mike O'Hara was among swordsmen demonstrating their prowess with a blade.

"It was a great day, brilliant weather, and the crowd was really getting into it," he said.

Mr O'Hara was wielding a light sabre  - not the Star Wars type - which weighed just 1.5 kilograms. Swords of that type would have be used against lightly armoured opponents in about the 15th century, Mr O'Hara said.

Mr O'Hara is a member of the Wellington European Martial Arts Club. The Highland Gathering is a Scottish festival which attracts nationwide highland dancing, drumming and piping competitors.

The gathering is in its eighth year, and is one of the only events of its kind in the Wellington region. Great weather ensured several hundred people turned out to Harcourt Park.

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- The Dominion Post

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